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Bridal Mehndi

Mehndi is a traditional custom to have a henna party before the wedding. Artists use a paste made from dried henna leaves to paint intricate patterns on hands of the bridal party. The bride gets the most unique intricate designs and patterns, to set her apart from the rest of the group.

In India, the ceremony is called a Mehndi party, and is a joyful occasion. Because the bride has to sit still for several hours, her friends dance and sing songs to entertain her, and bring her treats.


The fashion of "Bridal Mehndi" in Pakistan, Northern Libya and in North Indian diasporas is currently growing in complexity and elaboration, with new innovations in glitter, gilding, and fine-line work. Recent technological innovations in grinding, sifting, temperature control, and packaging henna, as well as government encouragement for henna cultivation, have improved dye content and artistic potential for henna.

Bridal henna in Middle Eastern,is similar to a having a manicure or pedicure done before a western style wedding.. Traditionally, a bride is not allowed to do or  perform any work around the house until the henna applied to her hands and feet have completely faded. That way the bride get to enjoy her wedding ceremony and get to spend time with her bride without any interuptions.This form of henna is has been passed down through the generations and remains today as important to both those honoring past tradition and also those who want to add that special some extraordinary event to their wedding day beyond the normal French manicure.

It is believed that henna gives blessings, luck, and joy, although it is also seen as a beauty enhancer. Some brides chosen to get their future spouse name or initials hidden into their mehndi design.

While henna designs can be applied nearly anywhere on the body, certain locations have special meaning and significance.

Henna that is placed on the palms of the hand allow the bearer to receive and offer blessings. Popular henna deigns for the palms include mandalas, sun and flower images.

At Cosmos Indian Store we are proud to offer the Bridal Mehndi to our patrons.  Please feel free to contact us at



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